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National Team Setter Wilma Rivera signs her first Pro Contract
Puerto Rican National Team Setter and two-time All-American Wilma Rivera signs her first professional contract with Gigantes de Carolina. Wilma returns to Puerto Rico after a decorated college career at Louisville University and Penn State University. In her two seasons at Louisville (2017-2018) Wilma was twice named the ACC Setter of the Year identifying her as the best setter in the conference. In addition to setter of the year recognition Wilma was twice recognized as first team All-ACC, All-American Honorable Mention, and AVCA All-Region.
In 2017 she led her team to an ACC conference championship and an RPI ranking of 25. In 2018 her team climbed as high as 21 in the national rankings and Wilma led them to the second round of the NCAA tournament. During her first two years of college Wilma played at Pennsylvania State University where she was a part of a squad that was ranked as high as 7th in the country and made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.
Wilma made her debut with the senior Puerto Rican national team in January 2019 when they beat Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Trinidad & Tobago in the Final Four Tournament. Puerto Rico won the tournament and Wilma was chosen as the best server.
Congratulations to Wilma on the start of her professional career!